Focal Point Banner
Community Center Education Summit Technical Support User Groups
Let's Get Social!

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube
Go
New
Search
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
ftp'ing a flat file.
 Login/Join
 
Silver Member
posted
Hi,

I am trying to get data from a flat file created by a flow over to a box outside of the 'IBI
enterprise'. With this in mind, I am not sure how to do this. Should I ftp the file via a
stored procedure or should I use FILEDEF to define the intended target? If neither, what
should be used to accomplish this?

The box that is to house the flat file is on the company's network, but it is just not used
for any data warehouse/reporting functionality.

Any information on this is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Tom


WebFOCUS 7.6.7
Linux
csv/.txt, pdf, Excel
 
Posts: 31 | Registered: June 01, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Master
posted Hide Post
I just write a Linux script to ftp the file where I want it to go and then in my code issue:

-UNIX /path/ftp_scipt.sh


In FOCUS since 1985. Prod WF 8.0.08 (z90/Suse Linux) DB (Oracle 11g), Self Serv, Report Caster, WebServer Intel/Linux.
 
Posts: 938 | Location: Oklahoma City | Registered: October 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Member
posted Hide Post
Hi:

I have some fexes where I FTP a dump file to a FTP server. I put code in the fex to do this:

FILEDEF CHFTP DISK PUT.FTP
-RUN
-WRITE CHFTP open FTP_servername
-WRITE CHFTP username
-WRITE CHFTP password
-WRITE CHFTP bin
-WRITE CHFTP cd /home/directtv/outbox
-WRITE CHFTP put &FTPDISC
-WRITE CHFTP close
-WRITE CHFTP quit
-RUN

DOS ftp -i -s:PUT.FTP
-RUN

In all of my cases, I save a copy of the report to our WebFOCUS server and FTP a copy for the client. The only downside to this is that the username and password is in the fex. We have not had any issues with this (very few people can get on the server). Another thing you could do is schedule something in ReportCaster -you can set up FTP there and the password isn't shown.

simba


WF 7.7/Windows
 
Posts: 42 | Location: Denver, CO | Registered: January 04, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Member
posted Hide Post
Hi Jgelona,

I incorporated the use of a Linux script to ftp the data and it works like a charm. Thanks for your suggestion.

Simba - thank you too for your suggestion.

Tom


WebFOCUS 7.6.7
Linux
csv/.txt, pdf, Excel
 
Posts: 31 | Registered: June 01, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 


Copyright © 1996-2018 Information Builders, leaders in enterprise business intelligence.